Belleric health benefits

Belleric health benefits that are documented

By Veena Deo

This time around I am going to discuss about Belleric health benefits another wonderful fruit herb of India also known as Terminalia Billerica. This wonderful fruit’s synonyms are, ‘it is one that makes body fearless about diseases, it is a pearl of for modern times, and is an enemy to Micro organisms’.

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From ancient times Physicians stressed more about Belleric’s anti microbial activity and left out knowledge to utilize its therapeutic values. Charaka an ancient physician found Belleric myrobalan’s primary benefits in helping with fevers. He also mentions elimination of the doshas or diseases of intestine, blood, muscles and fat tissues. He clearly mentions that Belleric is one that has anti-pyretic properties and laxative properties for constipation relief.

Belleric health benefits that are useful -

One important point to be stressed is that ancient people preferred anti microbial agents in Belleric rather than its laxative properties for constipation relief.  Susrutha an ancient surgeon also clearly utilized its anti-microbial activity along with other drugs and utilized Belleric as a catalyst in preparing for his surgeries.

As time progressed Belleric evolved into reducing cough, bronchodilatation action and hair growth.  When 19th century came about another wonderful benefit emerged in classical Ayurvedic practice, is that Belleric, when combined with certain herbs (Triphala) acted as an excellent laxative, helping with constipation relief.

Belleric health benefits include are respiratory, blood and constipation related disorders. Also people that are anemic, Belleric myrobalan helps in better absorption of iron supplements. It is also very good in preventing hair loss.

A lot of research of its usefulness is done using animal models. It is high time that scientists start human trial on products like Belleric Myrobalan, to confirm its role (as it is a part of the Triphala group of herbs) in all health matters. 

I hope the above mentioned Belleric health benefits are useful to all people.

Dr. Veena Deo is the moderator and editor of this article originally written by Dr. Satyanarayana, an Ayurvedic Doctor in India.  All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed should not be construed as any medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions email to



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